What are FANG Stocks?

What are FANG Stocks: The FANG acronym was coined by CNBC television’s Mad Money host, Jim Cramer. It originally stood for the stock ticker symbols of a handful of the largest and best-performing tech stocks at the time: FB (Facebook), AMZN (Amazon), NFLX (Netflix), and GOOG (Alphabet). FANG was eventually replaced by FAANG, which also includes AAPL (Apple).

Category: Informal grouping of stocks

How is FANG Used: FANG was originally used to describe a group of high-flying technology growth stocks and market bellwethers that garnered exceptionally strong interest from investors and the media alike. When the term was first coined, these stocks were among the most popular investment vehicles for both institutional and individual investors. The popularity of these stocks has continued to remain high, but has since waxed and waned.

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